Sock Puppeting

This is a technique for controlling a conversation, where you have multiple accounts working together to control a conversation. You can also coordinate it among individuals. The most common for of sock puppeting around individuals is good cop, bad cop. This same technique can be used on social media and forums. Sometimes the best advice is to use accounts that act different. You can have one account seem stupid, while the one trying to promote what ever you are trying to push with a smart sounding account. Sometimes if you are sure about how a person will react you can use them to sock puppet too. For instance, let’s say you know a person will react angerly or will say something stupid and embarrass themselves. All you need to do is trigger them to use them as a sock puppet.